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Bretforton 1s 0-3 Gloucester 2s

Last Updated: Nov 9, 2015 07:53pm
Evesham, Wychavon
By Alice Cook
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Bretforton Ladies 1st were looking to build on their first win of the season last week, as they hosted Saturday’s game again Gloucester 2s. 

 

With the wettest and windiest weather of the year, both teams needed to get into the match as quickly as possible, and it was Bretforton who had the early chances. A long ball, perfectly slipped between defenders by Lisa Workman through to Alice Cook looked to be the start Bretforton Ladies had been looking for, but the pace of the ball took it away from Cook’s stick and she wasn’t able to manoeuvre the ball around the goalkeeper.

 

The first 20 minutes of the match were very much evenly matched, with both teams trying to take advantage of the wet pitch and loose balls. But it was Gloucester who were first to put themselves on the score sheet, when they found the back of the net with a scrappy goal - a soft one for Bretforton to give away.

 

Bretforton were lucky not to go two behind shortly after as Tess Lewinton saved a shot from the Gloucester attack off the line to deny the visitors increasing their lead.

 

The second half saw Breftorton fall further behind after the visitors took advantage of a rare defensive mistake from the home team, making the score 0-2 to Gloucester 2s.

 

Bretforton worked hard to get themselves back in the game, but after a few short corners and clear shots on goal, the home side were unable to make the most of the their impressive breaks. 

 

Hard work down the right hand side of the field kept up Bretforton’s momentum and they were unfortunate to score after a ball was fired perfectly into the D by Julie Hall, and a sweeping shot by Cook was saved by the Gloucester keeper. 

 

Gloucester topped off their win with a final goal, which took advantage of unmarked players in the attacking half, making the scored 0-3 to the visitors. Excellent agility from the Bretforton goalkeeper kept the home side from conceding more goals and kept up the handwork and hunger right until the end of the game. 

 

Despite the weather and the final score, Bretforton are hoping to get back to their winning ways this Saturday when they play Blockley away.